Colour Temperature Chart

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Colour Temperature Chart

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Due to web color rendition, color may not be exactly as shown.
Bulb on the left is daylight white; warm white on the right
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Colour temperature is a standard method of describing colours for use in a range of situations and with different equipment. Colour temperatures are normally expressed in units called kelvins (K). Note that the term degrees kelvin is often used but is not technically correct (see below).

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Colour Temp °K
Colour Code
Common Description(s)
Comments
2700
827
Warm White, Very Warm White
Similar light to ‘normal’ incandescent bulbs, giving a warm ‘cosy’ feel
3000
830
Warm White
The colour of most halogen lamps. Appears slightly ‘whiter’ than ordinary incandescent lamps.
3500
835
White
The standard colour for many fluorescent and compact fluorescent tubes.
4000
840
Cool White
Gives a more clinical or ‘high tech’ feel.
6000
860
Daylight
Fluorescent or compact fluorescent lamps simulating natural daylight.
6500
865
Cool Daylight
Extremely ‘white’; light used in specialist daylight lamps.

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